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Jones Beach today?

 
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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
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PostMon Jul 29, 19 10:36 am    Jones Beach today? Reply with quote

So I'm not a Jones Beach kiter much. Last time I kited there was probably 8 years ago, maybe 10.

I love Jones for its wide open beach and strong wind. However, it really only has chop, one swell wave over in the alley, and the mud flat for flat water. I much prefer swell and or waves and so the reason I never go there anymore.

Does today/tonight look like a good day/evening to hit it?

Thanks for your input!

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ldhr

Since 21 Jul 2009
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PostMon Jul 29, 19 11:02 am     Reply with quote

today and tomorrow - westerlies quickly build to the low 20's.

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Blazeheliski

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PostMon Jul 29, 19 11:05 am     Reply with quote

Jones should be cranking today. Could be some decent swell in the alley

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Kraemer

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PostMon Jul 29, 19 12:07 pm     Reply with quote

Sadly I don’t go there very much either. I know a couple of great camp hosts out there, but I’m with Sasquatch on this. On a good note Its summer and it’s always windy there!

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Sasquatch

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PostMon Jul 29, 19 12:10 pm    thanks for the info! Reply with quote

Thanks all who chimed in.

The questions and post is more for my nephew who just started kiting.

Here is some info I was Pm'ed

""5.0 at 5 O'clock" is what we always said about Jones in the windsurfing days. Around 5ish is the magic hour with kite size between 12m and 9m
Look for a temperature gradient between Astoria and Kelso, or Portland of at least 10 degrees. It works best when Astoria is overcast with a cloud line just east and clear at Jones.
Jones is by far the easiest site to predict.
Launch in the wide sandy beach where you'll see tons of kiters:

[img]https://goo.gl/maps/sWcW7iM7fFRRYnAs7[/img]"

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